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Get the inside view from graduates at American Express

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"A large and energising industry leader."
9.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.2 / 10
9.4 / 10
8.2 / 10
8.8 / 10
6.8 / 10


  • A supportive and open culture helps people to feel comfortable in the company.
  • Flexible working hours means that people are able to keep a good work/life balance.
  • Graduates are happy with the level and variety of work they are given.
  • The salary is seen as competitive and fair for the industry.


  • Some offices are considered to be small and occasionally crowded.
  • Processes in the company make some feel that changes can be slow to be made.
  • While a lot of training is provided, many feel that it could be better tailored to individuals.
  • Past the manager stage, some find progression to be competitive.

What insiders say about...

"It was quite relaxed. There were a few different tasks to evaluate you as a person,..."

"The team I work in is very open-minded, fun to work in and creates a relaxed environment...."

"The offices are clean and tidy."

"It's flexible. If I have an appointment or volunteering work, my team is understanding...."

"It's a good salary with an excellent pension plan and private healthcare. There are..."

"Health insurance, pension and discounts at local pubs."

"Why do you want to work at AMEX? Describe a time you had to lead. Describe a time..."

"AMEX tries to reduce its carbon footprint in every way possible."

"Managers are very helpful in onboarding you into the company and teaching you what..."

"This is a big strength of the company. There's a lot of diversity across the organisation..."

"You can look into higher-up jobs about 18 months after your grad scheme."

"I am given a good level of responsibility and encouraged to question the work I am..."

"Good pay, flexible hours, the range of opportunities and exposure to different parts..."

"Changes can take time to be implemented."

"It's not a bank."

"Friendly, helpful and caring."

"It's a large, multinational company with opportunities abroad if I am interested..."

"The User Experience and Innovation course is a 14-week course (one day per week)..."

"A bit more formal training to acquire the specific skills before you start your job..."

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